Photo of Taupo Golf Club (Centennial course)

Taupo Golf Club

32 Centennial Drive,

Taupo, Waikato

  • Office

    +64 (0)7 378 6933
  • Pro shop

    +64 (0)7 378 6933
  • Fax

    +64 (0)7 378 6932
  • Golf pro

    James Morgan (Head Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    The Centennial course dates from 1973; the Tauhara course from 1931.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6313
6025
5527
Par
72
72
73
SSS or slope
72.3
70.6
73.9

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Tauhara course (5667 metres). The easier Tauhara course, Taupo Golf Club's original course, dates from 1931 as a 9-hole layout, which was extended to 18 in 1954.

Location

Latitude:

-38.677687

Longitude:

176.100315

How to get there:

2 km NE of Taupo centre

From Hwy 1 at the northern end of Taupo town centre, turn into Spa Road, heading east. Follow Spa Road (which becomes Centennial Drive) and after 1.5 km golf is on your right (about 200 metres after AC Thermal Baths). 3.5 - 4 hour drive from Auckland.

Taupo Golf Club (Centennial course)

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1928

Taupo Golf Club (Centennial course): Located next to the lakeside holiday resort of Taupo, this is a wonderfully natural and well layed-out parkland course. Although you won't see Lake Taupo from the course, the surrounding rural countryside provides some very pleasant views, as and when you can look beyond the tree-lined fairways, where tall eucalyptus and pines are interspersed with smaller trees of many varieties. On the back-nine things become more open, so much so that the final few holes occupy an almost moorland environment. On the 15th hole a fumerole (short-pipe) gives vent to some thermal activity (rising steam) - never far away in these parts. The course is relatively easy to walk; there are some pleasant undulations but never anything too onerous. Modest bunkering gives some good opportunities to bump and run your approach shots onto the greens. Try to get as close to the pin as possible - these are slowish greens to putt on.
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  • Photo of Taupo Golf Club (Centennial course)
  • Photo of Taupo Golf Club (Centennial course)
  • Photo of Taupo Golf Club (Centennial course)
  • Photo of Taupo Golf Club (Centennial course)
  • Photo of Taupo Golf Club (Centennial course)
  • Photo of Taupo Golf Club (Centennial course)
  • Photo of Taupo Golf Club (Centennial course)
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  • Photo of Taupo Golf Club (Centennial course)
  • Photo of Taupo Golf Club (Centennial course)

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Worth booking ahead to ensure tee-time availability, especially at weekends.

Green fees

Overseas visitor fee, 18-holes (for Centennial course): NZ$60.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Walking permitted at all times. Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Lake Taupo is one of New Zealand's busiest outdoor recreation areas, where every imaginable watersport is provided for on the large and impressive lake. The much visited Huka Falls are just north of Taupo and geo-thermal baths and spas can be found throughout this area.

Published ranking

2020 NZ Golf Digest rating: 45th best course in New Zealand.

Where2Stay

  • Millenium Hotel & Resort4 / 5-star

    243 Lake Terrace, Taupo

    +64 (0)7 378 5110

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Taupo; Wairakei Intl.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

  • Chantilly's Motor Lodge4-star

    112 Tamamutu Street, Lake Taupo

    +64 (0)7 376 5720

    Visit website
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Taupo; Wairakei Intl.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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